Sometimes rooms have a focal point already built into the space, like a fireplace. Other times, they may need a little extra help adding in that special defining feature. Windows can be a great focal point in any room of a home, especially if they frame a beautiful view. The key is to select stylish window dressings that immediately draw attention to your windows, and that picturesque scenery just on the other side of the glass.
If you’re considering a redesign of your space, make creating a focal point a top priority. Here are a few tips on how to make your windows the focal point of your room:
Install Great Window Coverings
Dress up your windows with a set of bold print curtains to make them stand out. Curtains are a great investment for anyone looking to upgrade the look of their space. Bold patterned curtains add just the right amount of pop, especially when coupled with neutral-tone decor throughout the room.
If you’re dressing a room in a common space, sheer curtains are a great option. Not only are they attractive, but they also allow you to add in tons of natural light, and keep the space feeling open and airy. For other rooms where less light is preferred, solid curtains are best since they effectively help block sunlight.
Opt for clean patterns that add just the right amount of visual interest, but be careful not to overdo it. Layering your window treatments can also make your space more appealing, but you’ll want to make sure they perfectly complement each other.
Window blinds and shutters will also add a classic feel to any room in your home. They are just as stylish as they are functional. The great thing is that there are a ton of options on the market to choose from, so you’ll be able to make every space feel special. You’ll also get the added benefits of better temperature control, reduced energy costs, and a more comfortable interior.
Choose the Appropriate Length for your Window Coverings
When choosing curtains for your space, be sure that they extend all the way to the floor. Curtains that stop at the windowsill can make your space look unfinished and less attractive.
Focus on Creating Natural Light
Windows were designed to be a source of natural light, so it’s important to use this feature to your advantage. Incorporating house plants into your space will add a feeling of openness and helps to draw even more attention to the natural light.
Add Furniture to Enhance your Focal Point
Your window should be the anchor of your room. Easily enhance the space by positioning your furniture around your window focal point to subtly create visual interest. Accentuate your windows by experimenting with unique furniture pieces up against the outer wall. Just make sure that your furniture does not obstruct your view of the outdoors.
Without a focal point in your room, your space can feel awkward. The key is to incorporate decor that creates a natural flow.